Composer Dan Yessian’s “An Armenian Trilogy” is a musical reflection based on the 1915 Genocide. The three movements, “The Freedom”, “The Fear” and “The Faith” represent a turbulent time in Armenian History.
- "Dan, your evocative, dramatic and emotional music deeply touches me—not only due to its sheer beauty, but because it shines a light on one of history’s greatest atrocities. Congratulations on composing An Armenian Trilogy. It’s a remarkable achievement!”
- “We go back a long way as friends and colleagues. “An Armenian Trilogy” is sure to affect us all with the heart and soul you’ve always put into your work. Proud of you for creating something that will inspire us… as you’ve done throughout your terrific career. Very best on this great project."
- "Alrighty then, you got me. At the end of vlogs 1 and 2 I laughed out loud. Beautiful tune in movement 3. Far out Dan. You must be very happy. Congratulations. Very inspiring. Soon. Luis"
- "Like Dvorak, who passionately longed for his homeland with his New World Symphony, Mr. Yessian longed for his land of origin in his own unique fashion. His Armenian Trilogy is a hybrid of the tonality of his beloved Armenia, mixed ever so gently with the harmonies of his America. And like all things new…they shine with a light all their own. Let it shine…!
- Many congratulations on the upcoming debut of your 'An Armenian Trilogy!' I really enjoyed the sound world you create…and the rhythmic trajectory of everything. I hope that Detroit will find a way to program the work.
The massacre of 1.5 million Armenians has been disputed by many, but the events of 1915 still resonate to the present day. Entire families were lost in forced marches and brutal violence was imposed upon innocent people. Those who escaped were forced to seek new lives in the Diaspora, finding themselves across Europe, the USA and Central America.
It is documented that these events inspired Hitler’s Final Solution. “Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?” – Hitler, 1939
An Armenian Trilogy debuted in Yerevan, Armenia October 14th 2017. The composition was performed by the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Maestro Eduard Topchjan.
Dan Yessian is an award-winning American composer, producer, musician, and founder of Yessian Music Inc., an internationally-renowned music, production and sound design company that serves the motion picture, television, and advertising industries around the globe. Founded in 1971, his company has expanded abroad with offices and studios in Metro Detroit, Los Angeles, New York and Hamburg Germany. Learn more about Dan at danyessian.com.
Debuting in 2000, Maestro Eduard Topchjan was quickly appointed Artistic Director and Conductor of the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra. He has led the APO across the globe, performing works such as Aida and Madama Butterfly. He has also appeared with orchestras in Europe, including the Frankfurt Opera, The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, as well as the Pasadena Symphony. His repertoire spans all genres from baroque to contemporary music.
Established over 90 years ago, the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra has always been considered one of the leading orchestras of the former Soviet Union. Today, the 100+ member ensemble makes its home in Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall in central Yerevan. The orchestra draws its members from the ranks of graduates of the Yerevan Komitas Conservatory and from the leading conservatories in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
For over 20 years, Tigran Petrosyan’s impressive career has spanned a multitude of genres and taken him across multiple countries. With the release of his three albums, performances with the Armenian Philaharmonic Orchestra and three Eurovision appearances, Tigran is a welcome addition in the performance of “I See Wings.”
Dan Yessian is proud to announce a partnership with Armenian Eye Care Project
The Armenian EyeCare Project works diligently to fight the growing wave of preventable blindness in Armenia and to provide much needed eye care services to lose in need. Together we aim to raise $5,000 in donations for this amazing organization. Providing eye care for Armenians of all ages, the AECP is a helping hand that works to provide the proper care and rid the population of preventable blindness.
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